Gramercy Kitchen Opens Today, Giving Locals A New Go-To

Gramercy is getting a new local favorite with Gramercy Kitchen. Gramercy Kitchen, the new American diner styled restaurant from the Trading Table founders Andreas Koutsoudakis and Kosta Plaitis, has opened in the former space of the Gramercy Café. The restaurant is looking to serve classic New York favorites, elevated with a modern twist.


Led by chef Mario Kattos, dining options are each refined, yet familiar, according to the team at the restaurant. Breakfasts will include pastrami hash and eggs, “Cali” omelets with avocado, bacon, sour cream, and pico de gallo, and other twists on morning favorites. For a modern edge though, the restaurant will also be serving up Kellogg’s Cereal bowls with a flavorful twist, like their “Baklava Frosted Mini Wheats” that feature pistachio, honey, and salt. Like any soon-to-be classic diner though, the restaurant boasts an incredible Patty Melt.

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For their beverage program, the restaurant is the first independent, full-service restaurant to offer freestyle Coca-Cola soda combinations. These blends are the best that people across the country have made and can escalate the menu with nuanced cocktails like a Whiskey Ginger or mixes with Minute Maid fruit punch, Dr. Pepper, and other options.


The ambiance and scenery of the new restaurant is reminiscent of a classic diner. The design, created by Joseph Calabrese, fills the 1000 square foot space with blue and white tones, restored wood, and exposed brick. The vibe leaves gusts with a feeling that blends the diners visited in youth, and the modern city aesthetics outside the restaurant’s doors—acting as a time capsule of cuisine meant to be remembered.